Education: High School Diploma or GED certification; proof required.
Certification: Possess a valid Texas “C” Driver’s License. Successful Applicants with out of state license must have Texas License at time of employment. Applicant must be a certified Firefighter with the Texas Commission on Fire protection and a certified Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at time of employment.
If not a TDH certified Paramedic when hired, the employee must enroll in the first available Paramedic class and/or pre-requisite classes and make a continuous, uninterrupted efford to pass and become a DSHS certified Paramedic. Failure to meet the Odessa Fire Department requirements outlined in Standard Operating Guide #600.01, may result in employment termination. Employee must maintain at least Paramedic level certification during employment with the Odessa Fire Department.
If not a Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certified Firefighter when hired, the employee must enroll in the first available fire academy as designated by the Dept., and make a continuous, uninterrupted effort to pass and become a Certified Basic Firefighter. Failure to meet the Odessa Fire Department requirements outlined in Standard Operating Guideline #100.24, may result in employment termination. Employee must maintain at least a TCFP basic fire certification and a DSHS paramedic certification for the duration of their employment with the Odessa Fire Department.